Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 May 2054 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | May 2054

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 61% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 21 May 2054 at 15:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2054 after 22 days on 20 June 2054 at 03:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 29 May 2054 at 15:03
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2054 at 02:40
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 12 June 2054 at 19:17
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 20 June 2054 at 03:42

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 672 / 1625

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 672 of Meeus index or 1625 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 672 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 673 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠288.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠288.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠316.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:43, this is 14 days after last perigee on 13 May 2054 at 03:26 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 8 June 2054 at 21:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 285 km

This apogee Moon is 404 285 km (251 211 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 123 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 424 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 15 May 2054 at 06:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 May 2054 at 02:37 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 24 May 2054 at 11:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.115°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.164° in the next northern standstill on 7 June 2054 at 14:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 6 June 2054 at 02:40 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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